In 1953 on September 9th at St James’ Church Kingston, Mr John Vincent Barnes of Afflington, married Miss Patricia Mary Meaden, of Gorcombe Farm, Charlton Marshall, near Blandford. Pat and Jack Barnes, as they were known, started their married life at The Lookout as they farmed 350 acres in the Kingston to Harmans Cross area. They had two children, Judy and Michael, so in 1965 moved to live in the main farmhouse at Afflington Manor Farm, as Jack was having to drive up and down Kingston Hill several times a day to milk the dairy herd. Many happy years were spent here running the mixed dairy farm and bringing up the family, which now has a new generation of grandchildren, some of whom are still in farming.
On February 16th 1980, at St James’ Church Kingston, Mr Richard Forgan of Stoborough, married Miss Judy Barnes, who was brought up at Afflington Farm. After two years they moved to Wareham and they later had two daughters, Sally and Katie. 27 years later, in 2009, the family returned back to settle again in Harmans Cross.
On July 5th 1986 at St James’ Church Kingston, Mr Michael Barnes of Afflington, married Miss Linda Hooper of Worth Matravers. They still farm in the Purbeck area at Purbeck Valley Farm and now have three sons, Ashley, Daniel and James, who are continuing in their parents’ footsteps.
On a beautiful day in August 2014 at St James’ Church, Kingston, Miss Sally Forgan and Mr Richard Lewis were married. Sally, daughter of Richard and Judy Forgan, was brought up in the local area, and Richard, son of Michael and Sue Lewis, comes from Exeter. Revd Gaynor Burrett took the service and about 120 guests attended the Marriage Ceremony. This was later followed by a reception at the Isle of Purbeck Golf Club and the couple, who both teach in Somerset, spent their honeymoon in Borneo, Bali and on Lombok Island.
Information and photographs kindly provided by Judy Forgan
Page last updated: 7 August 2016